UX eye for the developer guy

  • November 17, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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For this November event we have prepared a real treat for all of you that like to get down and dirty with code, or that want to learn more about how to do that:

Why (and How) to Rapidly Prototype for Multiple Devices

with Matt Kelly - Lead Software Engineer at ZURB

The online world is changing, and new devices are becoming both more important and more varied. Building prototypes for web sites and web apps is getting harder, and the need to have a working prototype to use and get feedback on is more critical than ever.

In this talk we'll show you how to use Foundation, a new CSS/HTML/JS framework, to quickly prototype sites and web apps that work on any kind of device, at any resolutions, with a variety of capabilities and constraints.

We'll look at creating complex layouts in minutes that let you easily try out different experiences and different JS interactions. The key to success in the new online world is rapid prototyping and iteration, so come hear about a slick new way to get things done.

About Matt Kelly

Matt is the Lead Software Engineer at ZURB. When he's not working on one of ZURB's awesome products (Notable,Verify, Chop) he's bundling up functionality from those apps into jQuery plugins. He has a deep love for Rails, jQuery, and anything else that add joy to coding web apps. When he's not coding he's building 3D cameras out of iPods or soldering toy guitars from cereal boxes.

About ZURB

ZURB is a 13 year old interaction design firm in the South Bay area.


There will be plenty of hands-on exercises, please bring your laptop and a healthy dose of energy.

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  • Dean K

    I am impressed by Foundation. Going to start playing with it...

    January 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    a ok

    November 20, 2011

  • Jaime G.

    useful to be interactive
    as usual, the majority value was in networking and less in the formal content

    November 18, 2011

  • luka

    it's great, useful and practical.

    November 18, 2011

  • Bernie

    Excellent ambiance, friendly people and a nice presentation. I think the exercise could've been a little more well thought out, but other than that, definitely worth an hour drive.

    November 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    enjoyed learning about new philosophies for coding. the small group coding project was fun & interesting.

    November 18, 2011

  • Glen L.

    I miss having products presented and then try to fix them in small groups.

    November 18, 2011

  • Mike A.

    Matt gave a good presentation on demoing Foundation. We even had a mini coding session to play with the framework. Hope to attend another meetup soon!

    November 18, 2011

  • Ben M.

    Super night at Idle Games getting down and dirty with some code this time round!

    November 17, 2011

  • Luca

    Without a laptop the coding exercises are going to feel a bit flat so I would say yes, bring it with you.

    November 8, 2011

  • Christine

    Is a laptop required for this event to be useful?

    November 8, 2011

  • Luca

    Please note, no +1 are allowed at this event. If somebody wants to come along, they will have to RSVP individually. No exceptions, if you're not in the list you will NOT be able to get in. Please use the waiting list, we tend to have last minute drop outs so you will have a near certainty to get in.

    November 8, 2011

  • dan t.

    I'll second what Luca said and add that as a not-coder, I've learned stuff at these meetups about what code can and can't do for you as a designer or a UX person.

    November 8, 2011

  • Luca

    I think it will very interesting for everybody, as we're going to have hands-on exercises in groups, meaning that if you don't know what you're doing you can still benefit by seeing what the more experienced coders can do and learn something from them.

    November 8, 2011

  • cindy t.

    Can the designers-who-are-not-so-good-at-coding benefit from this meetup?

    November 8, 2011

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